Fyre Festival was like a car crash that we couldn’t look away from – years later, people are still fascinated by it. For a limited time, you can now experience the madness of Fyre Fest yourself at a pop-up bar in Chicago.
The arcade bar, Replay Lincoln Park, regularly hosts themed pop-up events. From May 3 to May 19, the space will be transformed into a small version of Fyre Festival, complete with those infamous “gourmet cheese sandwiches.” The bar will also feature palm trees, cabanas, relief tents, and beach chairs.
At first, it seemed that the event might be a joke – the bar announced it on April Fools’ Day. However, a spokesperson later confirmed that, yes, this is really happening.
Will there be any crying rich people at the pop-up?? You might have to improvise that part. But unlike the $5,000 tickets to Fyre Festival, entrance to the pop-up bar is totally free, and you won’t be stranded on an island without a place to sleep! There will also be tiki drinks available, like a Pineapple Upside Down Martini and Hibiscus Margarita.
This isn’t the first Fyre Festival spin-off. The New Jersey-based pizza chain Villa Italian Kitchen created a $25 slice of pizza inspired by the event: the Festival Pyzza. It’s a terrible, overpriced slice of pizza with slices of cheese, served in a styrofoam box. Clever!